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Menopausal Hormone Therapy Information

A montage of images of women's faces and the words Women's Health Initiative   New findings from the Women's Health Initiative and other studies offer important information about the risks and benefits of long-term menopausal hormone therapy. The links below point to information resources, including the most current from the NIH, on both long-term and short-term hormone use, and other concerns related to women's health during and after menopause.
   
Estrogen-Alone Hormone Therapy Could Increase Risk of Dementia in Older Women, new item added 6/22/2004 June 22, 2004
WHI Study Finds No Heart Disease Benefit, Increased Stroke Risk With Estrogen Alone, April 13, 2004
NIH Asks Participants in Women’s Health Initiative Estrogen-Alone Study to Stop Study Pills, Begin Follow-up Phase , March 2, 2004
Questions and Answers About the Estrogen-Alone Study - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Questions and Answers About the WHI Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Trials - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Women's Health Initiative Hormone Therapy Study
Women's Health Initiative - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Findings from the Estrogen-Alone Study updated on 04/13/2004 - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Findings from the Estrogen Plus Progestin Study - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Menopausal and Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy
Estrogen and Estrogen with Progestin Therapies for Postmenopausal Women - Food and Drug Administration
Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Postmenopausal Hormone Use - National Cancer Institute
Questions & Answers on Use of Hormones After Menopause - National Cancer Institute
Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Summary of a Scientific Workshop - Annals of Internal Medicine
Medical journal articles on Postmenopausal Hormone Replacement Therapy
National and regional health resources on Hormone Replacement Therapy - MEDLINEPlus
Hormone Replacement Therapy - U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Alternative Therapies for Managing Menopausal Symptoms - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Questions and Answers About Black Cohosh and the Symptoms of Menopause - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Office of Dietary Supplements

Menopause
Menopause - National Institute on Aging
Menopause: Companion 2003 - National Institute on Aging
Information Page on Menopause - Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
Assessing and Improving Measures of Hot Flashes -- Meeting Summary new item added June 10, 2004 - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis - National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Questions & Answers on the Use of Hormones after Menopause for Osteoporosis - National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Osteoporosis Prevention, Diagnosis and Therapy - NIH Consensus Development Conference

Ovarian Cancer Risk
Press Release about Ovarian Cancer Risk - National Cancer Institute

Dementia
Rates of Dementia Increase Among Older Women on Combination Hormone Therapy - National Institute on Aging link to spanish version of press release
Questions and Answers About the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study - National Institute on Aging link to spanish version of Q and A
Detailed Questions and Answers About the Women's Health Initiative and the Women's Health Initiative Memory Study - National Institute on Aging link to spanish version of Detailed Q and A
WHIMS Findings on Dementia - Journal of the American Medical Association
WHIMS Findings on Cognitive Function - Journal of the American Medical Association
WHI Memory Study website - National Institute on Aging
Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center - National Institute on Aging

Understanding Risk
Understanding Risk: What Do Those Headlines Really Mean? - National Institute on Aging

 
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